THE University of Chester has come top of the class in the North West for teaching.
The Sunday Times University Guide 2013 has named the institution the best for teaching in the region, and the 12th best nationally, capping an impressive year.
Published last week, the data shows that students have independently rated the the standard of the University’s teaching among the best in the UK, with a 81.3 per cent approval rating.
Dr Chris Haslam, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, said: “Chester was the first institution in the country to be purpose-built for the professional training of teachers and although teacher education is now only part of the curriculum the commitment to teaching excellence is deeply rooted in the university’s past and present.
“It is especially rewarding to see our lecturers have been recognised for their commitment to providing excellent teaching for all our students.”
The results, which have now boosted the university’s overall ranking to 71st nationally, follow on from their recent impressive performance in the National Student Survey (NSS), where the results showed that students polled it at 86 per cent in terms of overall satisfaction – well above the national average.
Dr Haslam added: “These results coupled with the recent NSS rankings are wonderful news for our current and prospective students, as well as our dedicated staff who are working hard to make sure that the best possible student experience is provided by the University of Chester.”